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  • Babylon


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I tweeted this after watching, and got both some likes and some pushback from folks I respect. So at the risk of over-explaining the joke, let me “go deeper” than 140 characters.

    I’m definitely not the only one to reach for the Requiem For A Dream shorthand; I hadn’t yet read Nick Davis’s review when I made my tweet, but I feel like I’m in good company whenever one of my thoughts overlaps with his in even the most fleetingly surface way. Calling Babylon a…

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City

    It’s tempting to be crass and accuse Wes Anderson of pushing his head ever further up his own asteroid, especially since I think there’s some truth there. I feel like after conquering emotional storytelling terrain in his best film Moonrise Kingdom he’s been on a project of increasing emphasis, starting with The Grand Budapest Hotel (the last of his I thoroughly enjoyed), on the geometric architecture of not only his frames, but of his frames’ frames. This one has a rather indigestible…